Course Descriptions

HS 526A — Organizational Theory and Behavior

An introduction to organizational theory and behavior from a policy and management perspective. Examines a number of major perspectives on the nature and process of organization. The course objectives are: to develop an awareness of what organizational theory is and why it is important in providing analytical lenses to see (or ignore) phenomena which might be overlooked; to review how some theorists have analyzed organizations; to develop a critical attitude toward the literature; and to encourage the development of an integrative (and creative) point of view. Usually offered every year.
Jody Gittell and Jon Chilingerian